following this work closely and hopes to learn even more lessons in the future. nhk world, tokyo. it's cold and snowing in japan. meteorologist robert pet is ta is here with details. robert? >> across western japan, you are seeing the snowfall. good news, into tokyo, does look like it will be remaining detroit next several days. here towards hokkaido exhonshu, you have just been seeing the see effect snow machine push in from northwest to the southeast. in the past 24 hours, actually seen 50 cement meters of snow here. going into your thursday, you could see yet more heavy smoker the good news, see this high pressure here? that's going to start to work its way in from the west. what that's going to do is change the winds across this area, shut off the sea effect snows machine for the time bank. bring us colder temperatures, much of japan, north of tokyo, temperatures diving below the freezing marge.